What time is Strictly Come Dancing BBC 100 Special on TV?

This weekend, Strictly Come Dancing will be participating in the BBC’s Centenary Celebrations

Strictly Come Dancing is back for a new series on BBC, with a scintillating cast of celebrities and dancers strutting.

This weekend, the popular series will feature a 100-year special as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. So what time is it tonight? Here’s everything you need to know.

Strictly Come Dance 2022 celebrity and professional dancers (pic: BBC/Jay Levy)

What time is Strictly Come Dancing tonight?

Strictly Come Dancing will air tonight (October 22nd) at 6.40pm. This week will see dancers appear in the BBC’s Centenary Special, with songs and dances reflecting the broadcaster’s 100-year history.

How can I watch Strictly Come Dancing?

You will be able to watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One. or anyone who misses it, the episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer as soon as they air on the BBC.

What are the Strictly Come Dancing 100 Special Songs and Dances?

This weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing will take part in the BBC’s centenary celebrations, as the 12 remaining pairs dance to some of the broadcaster’s most iconic tunes including Casualty, Blue Peter and Eastenders.

Here is the full list of dances and songs that the contestants will perform:

  • Elle Simmons and Nikita Kusmin will dance Paso Doble to The Aprentice
  • Will Mellor and Nancy Xu will perform a Viennese Waltz to the tune of Line of Duty
  • Elie Taylor and Johannes Radebe will tango to Casualty
  • Fluer East and Vito Coppola will dance Jive on ABBA’s Waterloo for Eurovision
  • Kim Marsh and Graziano di Prima will dance a step closer to Ballroom Blitz for Accurate Come Dancing
  • Jade Adams and Karen Hauer will dance for Charleston on BBC comedy-drama Victoria Wood
  • Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez will perform Charleston to the tune of Blue Peter
  • Molly Rainford and Carlos Joe will co-choice the pairings for Grange Hill
  • James Bay and Amy Dowden will perform the foxtrot theme tune for Eastenders
  • Tony Adams and Katya Jones will dance Cha Cha to the theme of the Grandstand
  • Hamza Yassin and Guetta Brystal will perform the quick step on top of the world by Imagine Dragons for BBC Nature
  • Tyler West and Diane Boswell will tango to the tunes of Doctor Who

Who are the contestants participating in Strictly 2022?

The BBC announced the full line-up for Strictly in August. Contestants include actor Will Mello, musician Matt Goss and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Symonds.

Here are the contestants announced for Strictly Come Dancing 2022:

  • Will Mellor
  • Kim March
  • Richie Anderson
  • Kay Adams
  • Jade Adams
  • Eli Simmons
  • Matt Jose
  • Eli Taylor
  • Tyler West
  • Orient flower
  • James Bay
  • Hamza Yassin
  • Helen Skelton
  • Tony Adams
  • Molly Rainford
Strictly Come Professional Dancers to Dance 2022 (pic: BBC/Jay Levy)

Who are the professional dancers?

This season will see four new professional dancers join the stage. Season 19 saw professional dancer Anton du Beek step down to become a judge, succeeding Bruno Tonioli. The professional dancers at Strictly Come Dancing 2022 are:

  • Ooty Mabus
  • Amy Dowden
  • Aljažkorjanec
  • Giovanni Bernice
  • Diane Boswell
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano di Prima
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Luba Mashtouk
  • Nadia Bychkova
  • Nancy Shaw
  • Neil Jones
  • Kay Wadrington
  • Cameron Lombard
  • Nikita Kuzmin
  • Guetta Precious
  • Vito Coppola
  • Carlos Joe
  • Lauren Oakle
  • Michael Tsiakas.

Who are the presenters of Strictly Come Dancing?

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkelman have performed Strictly Come Dancing since its debut in 2014. The duo returned to host the show in its twentieth season.

Who are the judges Strictly Come Dance?

This year’s judges are: Motsy Mabuse, Craig Revell-Horwood, Chief Justice Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beek.

Bruno Tonioli confirmed earlier this year that he will be leaving the UK series. In the nineteenth season, the dancer, who lives in the United States, was unable to come to the United Kingdom due to travel restrictions.

He almost appeared as a judge for a few episodes, but was replaced by professional dancer Du Beke.